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Quotation by Wallace Stevens
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Ah, but to play man number one,
To drive the dagger in his heart,
To lay his brain upon the board
And pick the acrid colors out,
To nail his thought across the door,
Its wings spread wide to rain and snow,
To strike his living hi and ho....
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), U.S. poet. "The Man with the Blue Guitar."
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